Head chef

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Job description

Our client, a leading catering company, is on the lookout for an experienced and innovative head chef in one of their Cork locations. This is an excellent opportunity for a culinary professional looking to take on a leadership role in the kitchen. As a head chef, you will be overseeing all aspects of kitchen operations, developing menu and managing kitchen staff while at the same time ensuring the highest standards of food quality and service.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the kitchen staff and ensure that food preparation and presentation are to the highest standards.
  • Develop innovative menus that meet the dietary needs of clients and customers.
  • Work closely with the operations manager to ensure that budgeted gross and net profits are achieved with a minimum of food waste.
  • Follow food safety & hygiene regulations and maintain a clean and organized kitchen environment.
  • Conduct regular quality checks on food items to ensure consistency, flavour, and presentation meet company standards.
  • Carry out relevant training for the kitchen staff and ensure that training records are maintained.
  • Manage kitchen operations, including inventory control, ordering supplies and maintaining kitchen equipment.
  • Collaborate with management and ensure overall business objectives are followed.
  • Promote a good work environment with your clients, customers and staff.


  • Proven experience as a Chef Manager or Executive Chef in a contract catering or hospitality setting
  • Third level qualification, preferably a culinary degree
  • Full driver’s license and own vehicle
  • Strong leadership and people management skills with ability to motivate
  • Excellent knowledge of Food Hygiene and Safety regulations
  • Flexible and able to work on own initiative
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills in a fast-paced environment

If you are an experienced and creative culinary expert who enjoys leading teams and providing excellent food services, we want to hear from you!


Monika Pranckunaite

Monika Pranckunaite

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